A miscellaneous day and mom (in-law)

Don’t faint . . . it’s another December post! (However, after this post, I’ll be absent until after the first of the year.) I spent all of yesterday power cleaning the apartment (which doesn’t take much, but hey, the wording sounds good, right? πŸ˜‚). Even had both windows open for a couple hours in the afternoon because it was so nice. No matter the temperature or season, we always try to get fresh air into the apartment each day, even if only for a little bit. So today is just miscellaneous stuff. Picked up Jerry’s meds at the pharmacy. The head pharmasist lady gave me a huge handful of stickers for the two youngest grandkids. She knows I save them up for “sticker days” with them. I have spirals that they get to add some to (a couple pages at a time) and then they can draw stories or whatever. Good pratice for little hands. Grabbed a couple things from Dollar General. Had to hurry and get out β€“ their overpowering cleaning smell almost got me to coughing. Yeah, I forgot to stick a lozenge in my mouth. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ Texted Amanda to see how she’s feeling. She says much better and the

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A little snow and other things

Wow, I’m posting yet again in December! Ha! I’m having a fibromyalgia/arthritis anxiety overload today so needed something to do to take my mind off it for a bit. We had what amounted to about an inch of snow overnight. It started very lightly coming down about mid-afternoon yesterday. By sunset, which lately is right around 5:13 p.m., it was coming down pretty good. Even though Monday, December 21 is the first day of Winter and usually the shortest day of the year, our days have already begun lengthening by a minute every couple or so days. This is what it looked like by 5:30 p.m. yesterday right before we sat down to eat supper. We had tomato soup with saltine crackers, and avocado and banana slices as a side for supper last night. The crackers sure seemed stale, though I’d just bought them the other day, and the date was yet a year away. Ah well, once crushed into our soup it was still delicious. At 6:30 p.m., after supper, I looked out the bedroom window. By then it was much darker. We’re on the third floor (it’s only a 3-floor apartment building), and it puts us nearly above

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Walking the empty fairgrounds

In all the time I’ve had my three blogs (starting back in 1998), I’ve hardly ever made a post during the month of December. I have my two previous blogs downloaded as pdf books, so just out of curiosity I checked all the December posts. I found a total of two: one in 1999 and one in 2011. And this year I have the post I made on December 5, and now today’s. That’s something for me as I don’t do December or the Christmas season well at all. A myriad of reasons. Anyway, you might not see me post again until next year. We’ll see what happens. Regardless, I’ll be all fine and dandy when I return in January. Same ol’, same ol’ around here. The family stuff going on. Some things are better or the same, others are more heartbreaking. Things that make you wish God would move quicker, but it’s all in His time and under His will. I received a beautiful Christmas card the day before Thanksgiving from Betsy! One thing and then another was going on in the family and I neglected to show it and say thank you, sooooo . . . thank you,

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November was too long and it’s dripping into December

The past five to six weeks have probably been some of the longest, most difficult our family has had in a while. Jerry’s dad remains in the behavioral lockdown unit at a hospital in Wichita. Things have gone from bad to worse. Daycare was closed for over three weeks due to that parent’s negligence at the beginning of November, but they finally reopened this past Monday. Nova was able to return to daycare, but little Aero had a rough week with what was going on with him and having to stay home yet an extra week. We found out that both same day care and the emergency room misdiagnosed grandson Aero. His mouth and tongue and lips kept getting redder and redder, his gums were swollen, he was in such horrible pain that he wasn’t eating or drinking. When John took him, both times they insisted he had strep throat. Nope. The test results were wrong on both occasions. We finally got him to his primary care doctor when he returned from vacation who knew right off what it was. He had a pretty bad case of a viral infection of the mouth, gums, and tongue . . . gingivostomatitis. Poor

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